ERIC Number: ED222417
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
United States-Mexico Communication Media Symposium. Report of a Wingspread Conference (2nd, Oaxtepec, Mexico, November 13-16, 1979).
Representatives of the media of the United States and Mexico discussed issues concerning the expanding interdependence of the two countries, including trade and development, energy, migration, bilateral and regional relations, and the role of the press in these affairs. Some suggested perspectives include (1) images of the past are the biggest source of misunderstanding between the two countries; (2) many Mexicans believe that the United States is mainly interested in Mexico for its oil reserves; (3) immigration is the single most pressing factor in bilateral relations, and the problem can't be erased through unilateral measures; (4) news services prejudice many issues in the bilateral relationship; (5) Mexico is having an increased impact on its neighbors and is fourth on the list of U.S. trading partners; and (6) U.S.-Mexican relationships have benefited from the perceptions of equality and nondependence. The symposium provided opportunities for increasing understanding between Mexico and the United States and for diminishing the misperceptions that have hampered these relations. (Author/NE)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson Foundation, Inc., Racine, WI.; International Press Inst., Pittsburgh, PA.
Identifiers: Mexico; United States
Note: For a related document, see SO 014 304. Photographs may not reproduce clearly in microfiche or papercopy. Sponsored by the American Committee of the International Press Institute and Asociacion de Editores de Periodicos Diarios de la Republica Mexicana with assistance from the Mexican Social Security Institute.